A four member Committee headed by Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, was constituted on 28.03.2016 to examine all options for reforms in the Medical Council of India (MCI) and suggest a way forward. The Committee has framed a draft “National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill” which provides for constitution of NMC in place of MCI.The draft Bill has been relooked by a Group of Ministers (GoM) constituted for the purpose. The GoM has approved the draft Bill with some modifications.
The NITI Aayog Committee had consulted all the States/UTs while framing of the draft Bill. The opinion of experts and academicians was elicited through discussions. The draft Bill was also hosted on the website of Niti Aayog inviting public comments. Representation of IMA was also received in the matter which has been considered while framing the draft Bill.
The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Faggan Singh Kulaste stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.